Vitality t20 Blast 2018 – Glamorgan vs Hampshire Preview

AT A GLANCE

When? Friday 10th August, 19:00 (UK)

Where? Sophia Gardens Cardiff

Weather? 18c and expected to be clear

What channel is it on? Glamorgan vs Hampshire will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream the match? N/A

Are tickets still available? https://www.ecb.co.uk/tickets/domestic

HEAD-TO-HEAD
All-time meetings: Glamorgan W4, Hampshire W7, No Result 1

THE TEAM NEWS

GLAMORGAN

Coach: Robert Croft

Captain: Colin Ingram

  • The Welsh outfit are one of the form teams in the competition right now having won their last four matches in the t20 Blast and they are firmly in contention for a top four place which they will look to cement here.

  • They have been handed a major boost at a key stage of the season with David Lloyd returning after a finger injury and he gives them another excellent option with the bat after missing the last month.

  • Skipper Colin Ingram remains in sensational form with the bat right now and his excellent play has been a key reason why the team have been playing so well and picking up results which they will look to continue.

HAMPSHIRE

Coach: Craig White

Captain: James Vince

  • Hampshire remain with just the solitary victory in 10 t20 Blast matches so far this season and they will have to pick themselves and regain some pride after a couple of heavy losses in their last two games.

  • They will take some heart from their recent record against Glamorgan where they have won three of their last four matches in Cardiff, but they need to improve in all facets of their play to really challenge the home side here.

  • There were signs that their bowling attack was improving on Wednesday in the loss to Somerset as Dale Steyn looked good on his return to action with the team but the batting once again failed to click.

THE PREDICTION

Difficult to make a case for Hampshire right now such is their woeful form. Their batting especially looks weak and fragile with the mindset of so many players being poor at present. Their bowling attack has not been good enough either, so this could be another tough match for them. Some of the teams that have already been eliminated have still managed to compete and show some pride but the manner of Hampshire’s last two losses is concerning. One has to expect a fifth consecutive win for Glamorgan.